1932 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Paul Vincent Weichel 11/4/1932 - 7/4/2014 On July 4, 2014, Paul Weichel passed away peacefully while surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in 1932 to Clarence and Winifred Weichel, Paul was raised with his older brother Willis in Littleton, Colorado. They moved to Richland, Washington in 1945. Paul proudly enlisted in the Air Force in 1952. Stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, California, he served in wartime Korea. A chance meeting while roller skating with friends at the San Rafael Roller Rink, Paul met Kathryn - the love of his life. They married in 1956 and were blessed with daughter Dawna and son Craig, eventually settling in Larkspur, CA. The mutual love and appreciation Kay and Paul had for each other was always evident and continued for the next 53 years. Paul spent a lifetime helping others. His long career of public service began when he became a policeman for the City of Belvedere; after which he worked for the Town of Corte Madera in the Public Works Department. During his tenure with the Public Works he became a volunteer firefighter for both the Corte Madera and Larkspur Fire Departments. Paul's long and dedicated career as a full time firefighter began in 1973 with the Larkspur Fire Department. Although he retired in 1986, his loyalty and dedication to the firefighting communitiy continued for many years. In 1990 Paul and Kay moved to Santa Rosa, CA. Together they shared many interests and found great pleasure spending time with family and entertaining countless dear friends. As members of the Adobe Squares Square Dance Club, Paul and Kay participated in dances throughout the U.S., traveling in their RV with their beloved dog, Mr. Jiggs. Always interested in electronics and computers, Paul was also an avid HAM radio operator, eventually taking on his father's call sign of W7KIN. In later years both Paul and Kay enjoyed volunteering at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa. Preceded in death by his wife Kay, Paul is survived by his daughter Dawna of Sausalito, son Craig and wife Patty, grandson Zach, and granddaughter Shawn of Sebastopol, and his beloved niece and nephews, and many cherished friends. Please join Dawna, Craig, and Patty to celebrate Paul's life on Saturday September 20, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 PM, at the American Legion Hall, 500 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, 4534 Mission St, Suite 5, San Francisco, CA 94112.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on July 20, 2014
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